Aug 22 2017

Hinako Sakurai and Ryo Yoshizawa cast in live-action film “Marmalade Boy”

Hinako Sakurai and Ryo Yoshizawa are cast in live-action film “Marmalade Boy.” The film is based on manga series “Mamaredo Boi” by Wataru Yoshizumi  and directed by Ryuichi Hiroki. The unusual premise for the film involves two married couples who decide to divorce and swap partners, but all live together in the same house. Both couples have 1 teenage child, Miki Koishikawa (Hinako Sakurai) and Yuu Matsuura (Ryo Yoshizawa). Miki then becomes attracted to Yuu.

“Marmalade Boy” will be released sometime during 2018 in Japan.

Aug 18 2017

Shinnosuke Abe is cast in movie “Day and Night”

Shinnosuke Abe is cast in new movie “Day and Night.” The film will be directed by Michihito Fujii and produced by actor Takayuki Yamada. This is the second film produced by Takayuki Yamada. Story for “Day and Night” will revolve around Koji Akashi (Shinnosuke Abe). His father committed suicide after becoming a whistleblower of a large corporation. Koji Akashi then meets Kitamura who works at an orphanage. He decides to take revenge.

“Day and Night” will be released sometime next year in Japan.

Aug 16 2017

Ryuhei Matsuda and Yojiro Noda cast in movie “Nakimushi Shottan no Kiseki”

Ryuhei Matsuda and Yojiro Noda are cast in new movie “Nakimushi Shottan no Kiseki.” The film is based on the autobiographical novel “Nakimushi Shottan no Kiseki” by Shoji Segawa and directed by Toshiaki Toyoda. Ryuhei Matsuda will play main character Shoji Segawa. His character has aspired to become a professional shogi player, but at the age of 26, he gives up shogi because of age restrictions. After bottoming out, he receives support from his friend (Yojiro Noda) and plays shogi again. The game of shogi is a Japanese chess like game that has been popularized in recent films like “Satoshi: A Move for Tomorrow” and “March Comes in Like a Lion.”

“Nakimushi Shottan no Kiseki” will be released sometime next year in Japan.